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College Essay Examples

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College Education: Is It worth the Time and Money?
When it comes to the topic of going to college, most people understand that going to college will benefit their future. But agreement on this subject is not unlimited. Where agreements usually ends and argument begins is when the discussion turns to questions involving the time and money. Some people such as Linda Lee, auth...
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The Difference between Going to College Immediately after High School and Going to College Later in Life
One thing that most people know is that furthering one’s education is highly important in life. A college degree can dictate a lot of things such as income, job position, or even fulfilling a passion. Times have greatly changed since being able to do so without a college degree. But, college itself can be very overwhelming...
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Personal Thought on Why Is a Person Attending College
I often wonder why I am in college. I know that college will prepare me for the career I choose to pursue and make me that best that I can be in that field. But there should be other things that I could be learning aside from calculating probabilities and writing clear and thorough essays. Then I stumble and Ronald Takaki's...
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An Insight on How Memorable Life in College
College is known to be an experience whose memories last a lifetime. For some, this is where the future Mr. and Mrs. are found and where once in a lifetime opportunities are given and received. If deciding to attend college, many choose a college near home, while other choose college away from home. As a freshman student at...
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College Attendance Then and Now
Times Have Changed Times have changed dramatically in the past thirty years. The style of living, the sizes of families, and education have all changed dramatically. During the fifties, sixties, and most of the early seventies teenagers were thinking about going off to war or starting a family. Very few teenagers comin...
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Expectations and Urban Legends about College
EXPECTATIONS ABOUT COLLEGE Urban legends can be found all throughout our society. One of the reasons why they are so prevalent in our society is because they are focused on topics that play key roles in our lives. There are urban legends that are filled with horror, anxiety, sadness, humor, etc… but most of all they...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of College
It's all up to you It's all over now. No more strict teachers, no more guidance counselors that tell you what is best for you, no more restrictions; this all happens when you graduate high school. Once you throw that cap in the air, you begin a new stage in your life that will carry out for the rest of your future. In coll...
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The Essential Elements in Choosing a College
The Essential Elements in Selecting a College Upon graduating high school, students face many difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions that will affect you throughout your life will be deciding whether or not to continue your education by obtaining a college degree. If you do decide to enroll in college, di...
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Paying for College
Paying for College, One of the most dreaded things by most parents and students across the world. Many students turn to financial aid and scholarships to pay for their education, But that doesn’t always pay in full. I believe that paying for college can be easy and help the environment. While thinking about this philosophy,...
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Why I Went to College
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” This illustrious quote from Martin Luther King Jr. is during the Civil Rights Act Movement which explains that everyone, despite color or race should all...
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About Me
I was born on the beautiful spring morning of 18 September 1993, a date that predestines me as a Virgo under the Zodiac philosophy, thus I am expected to have an analytical and systematic approach to life and to enjoy order, lists and wholesomeness. Thankfully, I have never put much weight into ideology that categorises hum...
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The Differences and Similarities between High School and College
Do you think college is different from high school? Both institutions offer their own advantages and disadvantages. College differs from high school as far as the freedom, number of classes, and the academic experience. After high school, some students go into the workforce while others choose higher education. College and...
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An Analysis of William Zinsser's Article College Pressures
In ``College Pressures,'' William Zinsser explains the different
pressures and anxieties in college. In the beginning of the article,
Zinsser illustrates the stress a college student experiences the night
before a chemistry midterm. The stress of studying for the mid-term
causes thoughts to meander and creates excuses to ge...
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Importance of Merit Based Scholarships
In most cases when someone accomplishes something they expect to be rewarded for their accomplishment. It’s natural for people to want to be rewarded for what they do, like when that child that brings home good grades he/she expects to be rewarded from their parents with a simple “good job” or “well done” and I think it app...
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Going to College as a Parent
Ever since I was young I always knew I wanted to go to college; things don't always go according to plan. I dropped out during my freshman year after failing some online classes. I took a very long four year break; during this time I worked at a job that I hated and had a baby boy. I then knew that I had to provide a be...
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Application to Columbia University
When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines. It has now been thirteen years that I have dealt with getting migraines more than fifteen times per month. Because of this, my life revolves around avoiding a migraine for a day or two and pushing through the ones I get. Yet, when I dance and hear music, that...
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Why I'm Applying to Eastern Illinois University
College is very important subject in high school and getting into college is also a very important topic. I’ve applied to 20 colleges in total; however there is only one college that I am hoping to get into. Eastern Illinois University is my top college that I want to get into. If I attend Eastern Illinois University I thin...
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Personal Statement for College Application
My past jobs may seem surprising at first glance but these jobs have aided me significantly in reaching my career goals. Through these selective jobs and my community I’ve begun to forge myself into the confident, client oriented, team based leader that I aspire to be. Post MBA I plan to become a socially responsible leader...
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Big Campus vs. Small Campus
(A1)Have you ever had a big decision to make? (A2)I know I have. (A3)All throughout high school you constantly get the same question, “Have you decided where you would like to go to college?” (A4)My answer was always no, simply, because there were a lot of factors I had to determine before I chose which one to go to. (A5)On...
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Overcoming Challenges of College Freshman Year
All students when they start to go at college, they always face with some problems as a freshman. I’m going to tell you three problems that I had to face in my first semester as a freshman in college. My first problem was that I am come from Mexico to El Paso, so I never had been before studying here in U.S. All was strang...
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The Importance of Hard Work and a College Education
America is known as the land of opportunities. People with different cultures, religion and background come from all parts of the world come here to have a better life and have more opportunities for their children in the next generation. Unfortunately, there are some people who are less fortunate to be given the once in a...
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Why It's Difficult for College Grads to Get Jobs
“Why is it so hard for some college graduate with their bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or even doctor’s degree to get a job after college?” The reason most people find it difficult to find a job after they graduate from college is, because some employers want hire you unless you have experience. “How are you ever goin...
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Essential Skills for Success at College
It can be very intimidating and sometimes scary to enter college as a freshman just like it was scary to enter elementary school as a kindergartener, middle school as a sixth grader, or high school as a freshman, but you should have nothing to worry about. Yes, everything will be new to you and you will not know anybody, bu...
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The Pressures of College
 In many people’s imaginations, college is an easy time in life for students to have fun and to be unworried. In reality, the majority of students have pressure from many causes. According to William Zinsser’s article, “College Pressures”, there are four major kinds of pressure that students may have. First of all, parental...
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My New Life as a College Student
Life as a high school student was always enjoyable. From the vigorous teachers to the troublesome freshmen running throughout the halls, it was all so memorable. The four years rushed by putting an end to a significant time in my life. College would be the next step for me, but that’s a scary thought. Every teenager thinks...
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